extortionary

[ ik-stawr-shuh-ner-ee ]
/ ɪkˈstɔr ʃəˌnɛr i /
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adjective

characterized by or given to extortion.

Nearby words

  1. extoll,
  2. extorsion,
  3. extorsive,
  4. extort,
  5. extortion,
  6. extortionate,
  7. extortionately,
  8. extortionist,
  9. extr.,
  10. extra

Origin of extortionary

First recorded in 1795–1805; extortion + -ary

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